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Breaking Ground

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Every year around Thanksgiving, Breaking Ground is in need of volunteers to serve delicious, catered meals to the residents in our supportive housing sites. Social events such as our Thanksgiving dinners provide opportunities for our residents to come together as friends and neighbors, as we work to build community around them within our walls. This is particularly important, for those who have experienced the trauma of street homelessness, and might be struggling this holiday season. During each shift, volunteers will be asked to set up/break down, serve a delicious Thanksgiving meal restaurant style, and most importantly, compassionately engage with our residents who are making great strides to rebuild their lives with dignity. We decorate the space, cater it, and have live music. It's truly a lovely event.

At Breaking Ground, home is more than four walls and a roof; home is a support system and a growing community. With the help of volunteers like you, we help people recover from homelessness, achieve stability, and rebuild their lives in our housing.

Webster Avenue supportive residence provides 170 microstudio apartments for formerly homeless single adults - many living with HIV/AIDS or special needs - and low-income working adults from the Bronx community.

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About Breaking Ground

Location:

505 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10018, US

Mission Statement

Breaking Ground’s mission is to strengthen individuals, families and communities by developing and sustaining exceptional supportive and affordable housing as well as programs for homeless and other vulnerable New Yorkers.

Description

At Breaking Ground, we believe that everyone deserves a home.

That’s why, since 1990, we have been providing permanent affordable housing for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Beginning with a single building, we are now New York City’s largest provider of supportive housing. We own and/or operate 24 properties with over 3,530 apartments in New York City and beyond.

  • For chronically homeless people, we create safe, secure housing with essential on-site support services to help them address the psychosocial, mental, and physical health problems that are obstacles to independent living.
  • For those at risk of homelessness, our affordable housing provides an all-important safety net.

Our work has enabled more than 13,000 people to overcome or avoid homelessness since 1990, and we increase that number every single day. At the start of 2016, we have nearly 1,000 units of housing in various stages of development in the Bronx and Brooklyn, and are significantly expanding our Street to Home homelessness outreach program so that we can offer help to every single homeless person we meet.

WHEN

Wed Nov 20, 2019
03:00 PM - 07:00 PM  

WHERE

411 East 178th StreetBronx, NY 10457

(40.84905,-73.89944)
 

SKILLS

  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Organization
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • 4 hours

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